Classis Michigan (URCNA)

Mr. David Klumpenhower will never forget October 12, 2004. Early in the morning, he was at the hospital assisting in the delivery of his son. Later in the morning, he was at the Eastmanville URC sitting before twenty-four ministers and elders who would judge his calling to be a minister of the Word and Sacraments. In both instances, Mr. Klumpenhower excelled.

Examined in the areas of Practica, Church Polity, Confessional Knowledge, Reformed Doctrine, and Ethics, Mr. Klumpenhower often quoted from the Scriptures and the Heidelberg Catechism. He proved himself very capable of shepherding God’s people at the Walker United Reformed Church to which he has been called.

In addition to the examination, Classis Michigan made several appointments as requested by Synod. Mr. Gregory Rickmar was assigned to the Website Committee; Rev. Casey Freswick was elected to the CERCU Committee and Rev. Peter Adams to the CECCA Committee.

Classis denied an appeal, refusing to permit the transfer of a member of a URC Church to a newly organized group of men and women worshipping together.